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Drug Classifications

Drug Classification Homework

Generic Name: Metoprolol tartrate Brand Name: Apo- Metoprolol, Betalol Adult dosage: 50-100mg/d in 1-2 divided doses, may increase week up to 100-450 mg/d Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Dizziness, Fatigue, Insomnia Therapeutic Classification: Adrenergic Blocking Agents
Generic Name: Epinephrine Brand Name: Epi-Z, Bronkaid mist Adult dosage: 0.1-0.5 mL of 1:1000 q10-15 min prn, 0.1-0.23mL of 1:1000 q10-15 min Side Effects: Nasal burning or stinging, Dryness of nasal mucosa, Sneezing, Rebound congestion Therapeutic Classification: Adrenergic Agents
Generic Name: Aspirin Brand Name: Alka Seltzer, Aspergum, Acetyl Salicylic Acid Adult dosage: 350-650mg q4h (max 4g/d) Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Dizziness, Confusion, Drowsiness, Hearing loss Therapeutic Classification: Analgesics
Generic Name: Calcium Carbonate Brand Name: Apo-Cal, Bio-Cal, Calcite 500 Adult dosage: 1-2g b.i.d or t.i.d Side Effects: Constipation or Laxative effect, Acid Rebound and Nausea Therapeutic Classification: Antacids
Generic Name: Mebendazole Brand Name: Vermox Adult dosage: 100mg as single dose Side Effects: Transient abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Fever Therapeutic Classification: Anthelmintics
Generic Name: Nitroglycerin Brand Name: Cellegesic, Minitran, Nitro-Bid Adult dosage: 1-2 sprays (0.4-0.8mg) or a 0.3-0.6 mg tablet q3-5 mins as needed (max 3 doses in 15 min) Side Effects: Headache, Apprehension, Blurred Vision, Weakness, Vertigo Therapeutic Classification: Antianginal agents
Generic Name: Alprazolam Brand Name: Xanax, Niravam Adult dosage: 0.25-0.5 mg t.i.d (max 4mg/d) Side Effects: Drowsiness, Sedation, Light-headedness, Dizziness, Syncope, Depression, Headache, Confusion Therapeutic Classification: Antianxiety Agents
Generic Name: Erythromycin Brand Name: Akne-Mycin Ery-Tab, E-Mycin Adult dosage: 250-500mg q6h; 333mg q8h Side Effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Cramping, Diarrhea, Heart Burn, Anorexia Therapeutic Classification: Antibiotics
Generic Name: Heparin Sodium Brand Name: Hepalean, Heparin Sodium Lock Flush Solution Adult dosage: 5000U bolus dose, then 20,000-40,000U infused over 24h, dose adjusted to maintain desired APTT or 5,000-10,000U Side Effects: Bleeding, Chills Therapeutic Classification: Anticoagulants and Thrombolytics
Generic Name: Phenobarbital Brand Name: Barbital, Luminal Adult dosage: 100-300 mg/d Side Effects: Myalgia, Neuralgia, CNS depression, Coma or Death Therapeutic Classification: Anticonvulsants
Generic Name: Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Brand Name: Prozac, Sarafem Adult dosage: 20mg/d in a.m. may increase by 20mg/d at weekly intervals (max: 80mg/d); 20mg/d in a.m., when stable Side Effects: Headache, Nervousness, Anxiety, Insomnia Therapeutic Classification: Antidepressants
Generic Name: Loperamide Brand Name: Imodium, Imodium AD, Kaopectate III Adult dosage: 4mg followed by 2mg after each unformed stool (max 16mg/d) Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Fever, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Dizzy Therapeutic Classification: Antidiarrheals
Generic Name: Dimenhydrinate Brand Name: Apo-Dimenhydrinate, Calm-X Adult dosage: 50mg-100mg q4-6h (max 400mg per 24 hr) Side Effects: Drowsiness, Headache, Incoordination Therapeutic Classification: Antiemetic Agents
Generic Name: Ketoconazole Brand Name: Nizoral, Nizoral A-D Adult dosage: 200-400mg once/d Side Effects: Skin rash, Erythema, Pruritus, Angioedema Therapeutic Classification: Antifungals
Generic Name: Naproxen Brand Name: Apo-Naproxen, EC-Naprosyn, Naprelan Adult dosage: 250-500mg b.i.d (max: 1000mg/d naproxen, 1100 mg/d naproxen sodium); naprelan is dosed q.d Side Effects: Headache, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Lightheaded and Depression Therapeutic Classification: Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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